Glass is becoming an increasingly prominent part of the interior design of new and refurbishment projects, not just in big office blocks or hotels, but in hospitals too. Architects aim to bring as many natural environmental factors into the building as possible, maximising daylight as well as local scenary and views.
Research by The Center for Healthcare Design and other organisations finds that natural daylighting and outdoor views benefit healthcare settings in a number of ways, including:
- reducing patient depression,
- easing pain,
- decreasing length of hospital stays,
- reducing medications,
- improving sleep,
- lessening agitation in dementia patients,
- and improving the well-being of staff in the work environment.
To take advantage of these benefits, architects specify large glazed areas which creates brighter, more open spaces within buildings. But with the increased use of glass comes the worry of smashed panes and expensive repair bills for building owners and facilities managers.
Glass Protection films go someway to keeping glazed areas safe, keeping the damaged glass fragments together, but they don’t stop the impact damage from occuring, in healthcare environments, with hospital beds and large trolleys moving about the corridors, this is of particular concern.
So how do you specify large expanses of glass and take away the worry of glass damage?
Low Level Crashrails.
Low Level Crashrails provide subtle protection for your glazed areas, diverting trolleys, gurneys and other heavy wheeled items away from the glass.
Mounted securely to the floor, or bottom glazing mullion, products like the CS LLRSS low level stainless steel crashrail acts as a buffer for those heavy wheeled items, offering severe duty impact protection and peace of mind for the building owner. Manufactured from grade 304 stainless steel the LLRSS is a sleek, modern and robust solution that you can count on to protect your vulnerable glazed areas.
So there you have it, designers can still use glass to take advantage of the above mentioned benefits, without the worry of smashed panes.
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